Women Pioneers in Science

Four local women who changed our world

Margaret Cavendish (1623 - 1673)

Margaret Bentinck (1715 - 1785)

Florence Nightingale (1820 1910)

Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852)

We all know the names of famous male scientists - Newton, Darwin, Einstein, but women scientists have often been neglected and forgotten. Thus it came as a surprise to learn, that over a period of 300 years, four women pioneers of science lived within 20 miles of our village.They were amazing, despite gender prejudice and discouragement! Let us remember and be inspired by them.

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